A story about a contemporary north eastern seaside Scottish village where the unexpected disappearance of a local man causes many upheavals amongst the villagers, their neighbours and their visitors. Finally Inspector Sim who worked out what Mary Ruth had been up to in The Housekeeper puzzles out what happened to the local hero.
Every week on Friday for more than a decade, Martha Parker had come to clean Leda Palmieri’s Grosse Pointe home. But this Friday was different. Mrs. Palmieri did not want to visit Martha in her ghetto room. After all, the slice of life they shared was narrow indeed. And yet this was something she knew she must do. This is one of T.V. LoCicero’s shorter works published as an ebook. The others include the stories The Jungle Plant, Fixed, A Round with J.C. and Shrunk. He has also published the short memoir Selling the Bison and the memoir/essay, The Lessons of Sport. His longer works include the non-fiction books Murder in the Synagogue and Squelched: The Suppression of Murder in the Synagogue, as well as the novels Whe A Pretty Woman Smiles, The Car Bomb, Admission of Guilt, The Obsession and The Disappearance.
An Unusual Walk Through Sonoma History on an Early Easter Morning
Author: Newton Dal Poggetto
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In a delightful blend of fact and fiction, The Visit begins at dawn on an Easter morning, when a native Sonoman encounters a barefoot man in a blue serge suit emerging from the mist, walking in the middle of the street extending down from Shochens hill in the northern California town of Sonoma. The two men walk, remember and talk of Sonomas past and present, when another barefoot visitor, in blue serge, joins them. Three generations of Sonoma history unfold through the pages of The Visit with candid conversations, historical photos and engrossing tales of Sonoma and its people.
In the decades preceding the Civil War, the fledgling Catholic Church in the United States found herself swept along in the maddening pace of an expanding nation. The very circumstances of the time forced her to make the long trek to the West, to the South, to the North with the ever growing United States. As the nation was acquiring more territory and more States, the Church was honored with more Bishops and blessed with more souls. From the Bishop of Baltimore in 1808, forty Bishops governed her by 1853. From the 23.000 souls she counted in 1785 she could number 1.606.000 by 1850. European immigration. The natural birthrate and, to some extent, recent converts assured her that more and more souls would enter her fold and consequently more dioceses would be needed. The Catholic Church in the USA had found a liberty of action and a freedom of worship, completely alien to any European scheme of things. She was proud and thankful for this position. She was also proud and fortunate that she had long cemented ties with Rome. Once this unity was assured, the American Church had taken care to assure unity among her own Bishops by numerous councils, which found their climax in the First Plenary Council of Baltimore in 1852. But she had problems, which even the Plenary Council did not solve.